Showing up

June 15, 2018

“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”  Colossians 3:2

I’m a list maker.  I like schedules and charts and lists.  And yes, I am one of those crazy people who lists the extra job that was done just so I can check it off.

My schedule these days is pretty full of doctor’s appointments and medical tests and phone calls about doctor’s appointments and medical tests – not to mention insurance hullabaloo.

At times it feels like I am living in a parallel universe while the rest of the world goes about its regular activities.  What helps me keep a proper perspective is to look at every appointment and phone call as a divine appointment.

It is something God has been teaching me lately and He has been setting me up.  He has been preparing each encounter ahead of time for me.  All I have to do is show up or make the phone call.  I don’t have to wonder what to say or how to be a light for Him.  People come right out and ask me why I have a smile on my face when I didn’t realize I was smiling.

Well. . . since they asked. . . I just tell them my story of how God has given me peace and joy through this.  I tell them I am not afraid because I have a personal relationship with Jesus, God’s son, and He is taking care of everything.  Sometimes I even let them in on a secret – they get to be a part of God’s plan for me too!

Sometimes I get an agreeable nod and sometimes a blank stare but God will use my testimony however He pleases.

Lord, you are the keeper of my calendar.  You give me divine appointments where I just show up and get to see how you will work.  Forgive me for the times I’ve missed the appointment.  Where I showed up on time, but wasn’t looking for the divine.  For I know that when I am looking up and out, I don’t have time to look down at myself and wallow in self-pity or fear.

Lord, you are the keeper of my calendar.  Every moment is precious.  Help me make the most of every opportunity.  I want to obey you by showing love and kindness and hospitality.  I know you will use my efforts for your glory.



2 thoughts on “Showing up

  1. You are such an inspiration Kelly! You are a living testimony of how to walk through this life holding onto our Father’s Hand. As we celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday I will not only be remembering my earthly father, but I will be thinking of you and our Heavenly Father and how He is the perfect and most loving Father we could ever wish for or imagine! He is the one who fills us with the hope that we rest in while walking through this life on earth. He is our guardian, comforter, defender and protector against the evils of this world. Thank you for sharing your story with honesty and integrity. We are bound together as sisters in Christ and I hold you in my prayers for continued peace, comfort and direction. God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. He is One God, He is Our God and He is Our Father! ❤️Penny

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